On-going Studies

Please know you are welcome to join in on any of the zoom classes below. The links only work during their time slot for a live connection. Recordings will appear on https://youtube.com/@monkotronic .

God as Mother – Monday evenings at 6PM Mountain Time

This class will delve into the spiritual teachings of Sri Sarada Devi. Content will be drawn from several books on Holy Mother’s life and teachings. Special emphasis will be placed on Mother’s inner life and teachings to her close devotees.

Mining the Real – The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna – Tuesday evenings at 7PM Mountain Time.

The class is a discussion oriented investigation around themes of spirituality as applied to daily life. Its goal is to inspire our nature of love into action and community. Recordings will appear on https://youtube.com/@monkotronic . The class does not promote any spiritual ideal over another but rather seeks to fan the flames of existing growth within each of us. Our current text is The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.

Advaita Vedanta – Sri Nisargadatta – I AM THAT – Thursday mornings at 9AM Mountain Time

This class covers the book by Sri Nisargadatta, an illumined teacher from Bombay, India. The discussion is practical practice oriented and focuses on nurturing ones own spiritual practice. Honest questions and discussions are strongly encouraged. The teachings follow the path of Jnana Yoga (the Path of Knowledge). No particular belief system is necessary.

Vedic Christianity – The Imitation of Christ – Thursday evenings at 7PM Mountain Time

This class looks at the classic text from the Vedantic perspective of reality. It is one of the two books that Swami Vivekananda carried with him in his travels. The other was the Bhagavad Gita.

The Daily Vlog – recorded in the evening of most days

This daily video log is drawn from selections of various world traditions and commented on by Swami C. They vary from 2 minutes to 15 minutes in length and are really just a “spiritual vitamin” for use during the day.

Local Group Meeting – a gathering each Sunday at 10:30 mountain time

This is one local group meeting in Lafayette, Colorado. We have been meeting for many years and get together weekly for singing, sharing, meditation and chanting. Email Swami C for more information (monkotronic@gmail.com).

Completed Classes (Archive of all completed and current classes)

Vedic Christianity – The Way of a Pilgrim – Class complete.

This study is a look at the Christian mystics through the lens of the Sanatana Dharma. It employs a combination of wisdom from the world’s traditions to more deeply understand the lives and teachings of saints inspired by Jesus.

Art and Spirit – Class Complete.

Using contemporary art and artists to discuss philosophical and spiritual truth. Around three artists and their works are selected each week as tools to plumb the nature of reality. The class is a slideshow format with open discussion and on-going commentary.

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – Class Complete.

A reading of the Zen classic with insights from the Path of Knowledge. A focus on daily life and perspectives of being is built in conjunction with various wisdom traditions.